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Natural Rhythm: Chris Packham's Favourite Albums
Luke Turner , July 4th, 2012 05:22

Broadcaster and naturalist Chris Packham talks Luke Turner through his favourite albums... includes punk rock riot, hitchhiking, and singing poodles


The Stranglers - No More Heroes
No More Heroes has more of my favourite tracks on. 'Bitching', 'Dead Ringer', they were some of my favourites. I remember seeing them on Top Of The Pops and Jean Jacques was looking particularly menacing, he was a cool figure in the early days of punk, his dispassionate stare was quite good. So No More Heroes was probably my favourite album. I wouldn't call them punk, to be honest with you, because the minute I heard the Hammond organ it was clear they weren't punk, but they wrote some fantastic songs. I saw them play one good gig and one disastrous gig. I got a ticket at the last minute to see them in Southampton, and it was bloody terrible.